in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 2261 words.
Vail, Theodore Newton (16 July 1845–16 April 1920), business leader, was born near Minerva, in Carroll County, Ohio, the son of Davis Vail, a farmer and iron manufacturer, and Phebe Quinby....